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Confused Between WAMP and XAMPP: What's the difference?

Discussion in 'Apache' started by Bohol, Aug 17, 2009.

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    What's the difference between the two? And which one is better than the other? Please tell us your experience. Thanks.
    Bohol, Aug 17, 2009 IP
  2. premiumscripts

    premiumscripts Peon

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    Well, I always use XAMPP. If you want to, you can just install both of them and compare.
    premiumscripts, Aug 17, 2009 IP
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    williamsweb Active Member

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    If you are a beginner, WAMP is not for you. It's perfect for me and a lot of others as it offers a good amount of configurable control easily but that also means it can confuse people.

    I would suggest XAMPP if you are starting out. It's simple start/pause/stop.
    williamsweb, Aug 17, 2009 IP
  4. Bohol

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    Thanks williamsweb and premiumscripts for the insight. i will continue to study the difference between the two.
    Bohol, Aug 17, 2009 IP
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    #5
    Wamp = Windows Apache MySql PHP
    Xamp = Os-X Apache MySql PHP.

    I think this is what you are looking for
    harishsyndrome, Aug 17, 2009 IP
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    Not much difference. It depends on which one you like. I've been using WAMP for last 3 years and find it very easy to use.
    Guttu, Aug 18, 2009 IP
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    Both contain almost the same things so there isnt much of a diffrent as of such just start and run it
    Bohra, Aug 18, 2009 IP
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    I can't download XAMPP. When I went to the download page, it said "forbidden". Any alternative site to download XAMPP? Thanks.
    Bohol, Aug 19, 2009 IP
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    NeoGen Content Writer

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    XAMPP comes with extra P i.e. perl.. So if you require perl then XAMPP.. else I have found WAMPServer to be more stable and is beginner friendly. If you are planning to install and use a server, you would like to what each of the component are going to do. So it has to be beyond "start/stop/pause". Doing something without knowledge of what every component is doing would lead to confusion though. So my 2c is on WAMPserver.

    For a detailed comparison have a look here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_WAMPs
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2009
    NeoGen, Aug 28, 2009 IP